Pullman SR 184 Theodora Pullman Kitchen First built 1926

Pullman SR 184 Theodora Pullman Kitchen First built 1926This page is a part of the Herritage Railways Carriage Survey project and is hosted on the internet by The Vintage Carriages Trust (VCT), a volunteer body, based on the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway in the United Kingdom. About the Trust: The Vintage Carriages Trust was formed in the late 1960s by a group of volunteers whose interest was in wooden bodied railway carriages. They could see that there was a need to concentrate on the preservation of these historic items which were in grave danger of disappearing due to the weather and vandalism damage and unsuitability for regular use on preserved railways of the day. The Trust became a Registered Charity in 1981 and a Registered Museum in 1992. The Collection held by the Trust is at present nine historic railway carriages, also three small industrial steam locomotives, and a collection of railway posters and other miscellaneous railway items. The Trust owns the Museum of Rail Travel at Ingrow - the first station from Keighley on the Worth Valley Railway. By three phases of building work over the last ten years this has developed into a large museum display and associated workshop, and is the Trustís headquarters. Although the building is named a

Pullman SR 184 Theodora Pullman Kitchen First built 1926
Pullman SR 184 Theodora Pullman Kitchen First built 1926


Present Location Kent East Sussex
County Location Kent
Designed For Pullman SR
Built by Metro Carriage Wagon
Diagram number K
Type FK
First Number 184 Theodora
Later Numbers 184, 7874 KESR 51
Present Number Theodora
Gauge 4ft 8 1/2in
Wheel Arrangement 4-w bogies
Original Underframe Yes
Original Bogies/Wheelsets Yes
Additional Notes Car K. Painted SR Green when rebuilt 1958, sold to BR(S) 1960. W 1963, P 1964. Noted 6/99 at Rolvenden OOU (very); by 02/02 at Tenterden. One of the two Hastings gauge cars. Full restoration (with help of Millennium Commission grant) completed 2/05,
Owner Tenterden Railway Company
External Structural Condition Very Good
Internal Structural Condition Very Good
Underframe Condition Very Good
External Finish Very Good
Internal Finish Very Good
Degree of External Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Internal Originality Some replaced/reproduced material
Degree of Underframe/Running Gear Originality As built/last Passenger rebuild (BR or before)
Degree of External Authenticity Very Good
Degree of Internal Authenticity Fair
Degree of Underframe Authenticity Very Good
Rarity Several
Historical Importance of some Importance
Storage Secure Open
Operating Yes
Survey Date 06/08/2005
Surveyor Michael Cope
Photo Date 06/05/2013
Photo by Dennis Graham
At Risk No
Date Record Last Updated 20/04/2016





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